Seminole State celebrates Career and Technical Education Month

Wednesday, February 2, 2022
Written by: Seminole State Staff

Students and faculty at Seminole State College will join others across the nation during the month of February to celebrate Career and Technical Education (CTE) Month. CTE Month is recognized to celebrate and highlight the value of CTE and the achievements and accomplishments of CTE programs across Florida.

“By partnering with the Central Florida business community and investing in our CTE programs we are providing students with the latest technology and skills that will prepare them to become successful employees and future leaders,” said Seminole State President Dr. Georgia L. Lorenz.

the Get There Florida workforce education initiative

As a proud partner with the Florida Department of Education and the Get There Florida workforce education initiative, Seminole State helps students earn their credentials faster and begin their career in an in-demand field sooner with credentials including:

Seminole State has almost 90 career and technical certificates, including many that can be taken in 12 months, and which are upward compatible with an Associate in Science degree. The College is also part of LevelUp Florida, powered by SkillUp, to help workers impacted by COVID-19 get rehired for in-demand jobs in high-growth industries. 

CTE is a modern approach to higher education and training, and it can accelerate personal and professional success. With little to no barriers to enrollment and 17 career pathways to choose from, individuals can acquire the skills needed through real-world, hands-on experience. 

As teachers prepare CTE students for their future careers as skilled professionals, students engage in hands-on learning with real life applications. These approaches to teaching are linked to greater understanding, comprehension, and retention.

CTE offers a way for students to gain skills and earn certifications in some of Florida’s most critical and desirable industries. Unlike traditional higher education, CTE programs can set individuals on the right path in less time with less cost. That means they can get into a career today without the worry of debt tomorrow.

In Florida, there are currently more than 772,000 K-12 CTE students, more than 338,000 postsecondary CTE students, and 15,000 Registered Apprentices engaged in workforce education.



About Seminole State College of Florida

Seminole State College of Florida, established in 1965, serves nearly 30,000 students across six sites in Central Florida. A comprehensive college, Seminole State has awarded more than 100,000 credentials, from bachelor's degrees to high school diplomas, and offers more than 200 degrees, certificates and programs designed for success. For more about the college, visit seminolestate.edu
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